help appreciated

  1. S

    Help identify Gender extra advice would be really appreciated

    I'm a new torts owner. Could anyone help me identify the gender of these two.
  2. PiL71

    Entire enclosure overhaul

    Hello all! I've been redoing my substrate, when I discovered heavy water damage (presumably from the moist coco coir and general humidity of the air) on the bottom. My enclosure is a unique one, (pics can be found on my profile, I believe) but I'd like to keep this idealogy and apply it to my...
  3. P

    Tortoise rescue advice

    Hello! My family is thinking of rescuing a tortoise that is currently on craigslist. Although we have experience with tortoises and many other reptiles, we are looking for some advice. This tortoise was found on the side of the road and was turned into a pet store. The owner of the pet store...
  4. Richardonesia

    Hi from Indonesia ! Got a couple of question here

    Hello Im Richard, just recently got myself a lovely little sulcata fella named Coco (cho'-cho'). A month at most. So I've read couple of newbie guide from this forum, saw lot of youtube and taking advices from local tortoise farm owner (they're pretty nice guys). But, i would like more in...
  5. M

    How do I know if my tortoise is dead?

    my tortoise was acting weird today and i gave him collard greens and baby arugula this morning and put him outside on the grass in the sun so he could eat and he barely ate and had his head out a lot so i brought him in and put him on the carpet and when i came back he was in his shell and...
  6. JaydenTheTort

    First time owner. Rate my setup?

    so Yesterday I got two Russian tortoises, I read up as much about them but it's my first time taking care of tortoises, just want to make sure they're happy. This is a temporary set up there's two of them but the other isnt visible in the picture I believe they're both female but the store said...
  7. Sabz

    Help needed please.

    Hi, Just want to say firstly thank you if you're reading this thread. I am a first time turtle owner and i just need some advice. I have 2 musk turtle 1 year old and 10 month 2 map turtles both just over 8 weeks. I have a elite filter, 1 heater, 1 uvb bulb and 1 uva bulb . I have gravel and...
  8. T

    Possible mbd and pyramiding, details below

    I've made a post on the tortoise subreddit and they've told me to come here The shells have pyrmided slightly and are now dipping in between the rows of scutes. I'm very worried so any advice nesesery please send my way
  9. C

    Is what I bought ok for hatchling?

    I've never owned a tortoise before, but I've done a lot of research, watched lots of youtube videos, bought all the necessary supplies, and I think that the terrarium is ready to go, but I want to be sure so nothing bad happens. I bought the Thrive Temperate Essentials Kit from PetSmart and a...
  10. R

    Help with Tortoise breed?

    Please could you help identify the breed of my tortoise we had though she was a Horsefield but reading through the features she doesn’t seem to fit. She has no spurs She has a claw on her tail Her tail margin is not divided in two, her stern marginal is enlargedz She has 5 claws on her front...
  11. Flimflambimbam

    Shell rot?

    Hi! So I’ve had Pearl for about a month, and this is my first tortoise. I kept red ear sliders years ago, but I’ve never had a land shell friend before her and she is my BFF. So, I’m not sure if this is normal looking on her bottom shell or if she has shell rot? It was never an issue in my...
  12. S

    Anyone know this plant?

    Hi all. I have this weed in my garden that my tortoise absolutely adores eating but I am wary about putting it in her food rotation since I have no idea what it is and what the long term effects might be. I live in South Africa if the locality helps with the identification.
  13. A

    Please Help Identifying My Rescue Tortoise

    Hello, I recently acquired a tortoise from a friend who knew she was neglecting him
  14. B

    Newbie tort owner!

    Hello everyone! So, as I can see domesticated tortoise care has an assortment of opinions on how it should be done via google and YouTube. This makes it very troubling for me and I was hoping I can get advice from some experienced tortoise owners about my current enclosure I have set up for my...
  15. SuperReggie64

    Worried about my tortoise

    Hello I got a Russian Tortoise the other day from someone who said they couldn't look after it anymore. This is my first tortoise and im worried that his health isn't okay as his beak looks uneven and his always trying to escape. I was also told he doesn't hibernate when 1 Google search said...
  16. Gemma.R.

    Help sexing a Russian Tortoise

    Hi everyone, this is Frankie :) I’ve had her/him for 3 years now and wondered if anyone could tell me if she/he is male or female? Thank you in advance :)
  17. M

    baby Hermans questions !! need advice

    Hi, My baby Hermanns is 10 months old and has been doing really well I've had it almost a month now. appetite is good, starting to get more picky hah but I think that's because he knows ill feed him now. he walks around his enclosure and will climb over things in their. he's in a 2x4 tortoise...
  18. Jason427

    I rescued a tortoise but I'm a first timer.

    Hello, I've been wanting a tortoise for a long time and did extensive research before obtaining this rescue. I got her from a friend who didn't want to look after her and was stuck in a shed so I've gave her a new home, but I need help!! She has been injured before and rewelded by the vet but my...
  19. Ruszian Tortoise

    Weed And Feed! Help!

    So almost 4 weeks ago Weed and Feed was put in our yard. Front and back. There's been torrential rain storms since then... But since I don't know what type of Weed and Feed it was, I should not feed my tortoise weeds grown in the yard, right? Any advice as to what I should feed? Most of my...
  20. Ruszian Tortoise

    ...what is this? For Russian

    Is this okay for a Russian tortoise?I think this one is... I forget, d-----------a?, and what about this?